a.  Every state would have two seats in the Senate.


The Connecticut Commitment of 1787 in the United States, also known as the Great Compromise, originated in the creation of legislative bodies. He joined the Virginia Plan that favored population-based representation, and the New Jersey Plan, which listed each state as an equal. Roger Sherman of Connecticut played an important role in building this commitment.

It established a bicameral system: one chamber in favor of the Virginia Plan, based on the population of the States, and the other in accordance with the New Jersey Plan, by which all States voted in equality.

This was an important issue in the new United States. The small States, with a small population, wanted their voices to be heard in the US government, as well as those of large states with a large population, such as Virginia or New York. With his plan, Virginia wanted to have greater representation because a large percentage of the US population was in that state. In this way they would have control over what happened in the United States.